KL Convention Centre
28 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd recently organised a pitching session, the Dragons’ Den as a satellite event in conjunction of Innovating Malaysia Conference (IMC). Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) and Asian Strategy Leadership Institute (ASLI) co-organised the inaugural Innovating Malaysia Conference (IMC) 2014 on 28 & 29 August 2014 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) with the theme “Return on Innovation”. The Conference was officiated by the Honorable Prime Minster of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak on 29 August 2014.
PlaTCOM’s Dragon’s Den was an ideal pitching ground designed for companies to present their innovations to investors and funders. Companies were pitching to a panel and an audience of investors in a professionally moderated format. A total of 16 technology companies were shortlisted and coached on effective pitching skills for the event which was attended by more that 56 investors. 3 renowned panellists, En Nazrin Hassan (CEO, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd), Ms. Renuka Sena (Chief Explorer, Proficeo for Entrepreneurship) and En. Aziz Feisal (VP, Malaysian Venture Capital Management Bhd, MAVCAP) were invited to share their invaluable perspective and vast knowledge on technology investment. Companies were able to engage potential investors, gaining practical feedbacks and actionable advice to expand their business to the next level.
Dragons’ Den was a successful event with 9 of the companies gaining interest from respective investors. It is envisaged that further discussion will take place and subsequently, viable business investment can be made. Below are some of the feedbacks conveyed to PlaTCOM after the event.
“I have to start by saying a big thank you for the opportunity to present our Technologies within your well organised platform. A fantastic event, a perfect concept to assist us young startups. It has indeed opened many doors that we are currently opening the initial dialogue, we will keep you all in the loop on all communication and developments. We are indeed very blessed to have your professionalism, skills and exceptional abilities to guide us down the patch of pure success. More importantly we definitely share your pure passion for innovation and knowledge sharing to transfer.” Jamie Robinson, Solnovation Energy Sdn Bhd
"Thanks for running the Dragon's Den event. I do hope the event overall went well. I have received and replied to an e-mail from MAVCAP. We'll definitely get in touch with his team for further discussions on Thinking Green, and will notify you of developments"
Marwan Ma’som, CEO, ThinkingGreen
"Thank you again for your support and the opportunity, which certainly served as an excellent marketing platform for us"
Sharmile Muraal, Manager, NGL Tech
"It was a great and "educational" event that you had, the Dragons Den, and happy that I was part of it last week. I myself would like into a few of those company for investment"
En Aziz Feisal, VP, MAVCAP
As the de facto national technology commercialisation platform of Malaysia, PlaTCOM will continue to play a key role in assisting potential companies to grow into successful businesses. Relevant initiatives catered specifically to assist SME companies at various stage of their development will be designed and organised accordingly. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org